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Recent Alberta Express Entry Draws See CRS Scores Drop to 300

Recent Alberta Express Entry Draws See CRS Scores Drop to 300

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Alberta immigration has announced the details of two new provincial draws from the Express Entry pool, with Comprehensive Ranking System scores dropping as low as 300.

The province conducted Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program draws on October 24 and 30, with a total of 401 Notification of Interest letters sent.

In the October 24 draw, the province issued 372 NOI letters to candidates scoring as low as 300 points.

The October 30 draw saw 29 NOI letters sent to candidates scoring as low as 350.

Important requirements for the Alberta Express Entry stream are that candidates have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to the province, and are working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification.

For full details of the requirements for Alberta Express Entry, please see below.

Alberta has now conducted 27 draws tapping the federal Express Entry pool during 2019.


As of November 5, 2019, Alberta has issued 5,171 of its 6,000 federal government nomination allocation.

The province also has 1,950 applications awaiting assessment.


Alberta Express Entry 2019 Notification of Interest Draws

Draw DateNOI Letters SentCRS Score of Lowest-Ranked Candidate
30-Oct-1929350
24-Oct-19372300
09-Oct-19115350
25-Sep-19374400
18-Sep-19139350
11-Sep-19339302
28-Aug-19294400
15-Aug-19121400
07-Aug-1935352
24-July-19220303
17-July-19251400
05-July-19180425
21-June-19262300
15-May-19197301
02-May-19119400
24-Apr-19133400
15-Apr-19179400
09-Apr-19172300
02-Apr-19356400
26-Mar-19370400
19-Mar-19271400
15-Mar-19106300
12-Mar-19462400
05-Mar-19473400
22-Feb-19130302
01-Feb-19168301
25-Jan-1981301
10-Jan-19337300

Source: www.alberta.ca


Regular draws are conducted under the Alberta Express Entry stream, selecting candidates from the federal Express Entry pool and inviting them to apply to the AINP.


What are the requirements for Alberta Express Entry?

In order to be eligible to receive a notification of interest, candidates must:

  • Have an active Express Entry profile in the federal Express Entry pool.
  • Have stated an interest in immigrating permanently to Alberta.
  • Be working in an occupation that supports Alberta’s economic development and diversification.
  • Have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 300 points.

Factors that may improve a candidate’s chances of receiving notification of interest:

  • A job offer from an Albertan employer and/or work experience in Alberta.
  • Having graduated from a Canadian post-secondary institution.
  • Having a relative that is living in Alberta: parent, child and/or sibling.

Factors that decrease a candidate’s chances of receiving notification of interest:

  • The Express Entry profile expires within the next 3 months
  • You work in an ineligible occupation

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